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america," ister american, dwight d. .isenhower, the campaign film a going to the library of congress, this 14-minute new shown inyle dome was movie theaters and distributed to civic organizations. style film was shown in movie theaters and distributed to civic organizations. ♪ >> through 20 years of wavering and wondering through hot and cold wars, the american people are hungering for leadership founded on integrity and wisdom and courage. need a leader for the
people. >> a man race to leadership by the people. eir to theumble h affection all people spelt for lincoln. such a man as general i, dwight - general ike, right d. eisenhower, the man from abilene. >> 100 million americans know eisenhower by heart. >> and why do we cheer for him? he is a general, but instinctively we believe in him. the hometown boy who is the best of all americans. >> the proudest thing i can claim is i'm from abilene.
>> i want to speak first of the dreams of the barefoot boy. he reached the position of locomotive engineer. and then the day when we finally comes home. comes home to his hometown. from the cattle state of texas. that is where he was born, on the red river. waswight david eisenhower one of seven sons of deeply religious parents -- pennsylvania dutch and moved .est no matter where duty takes him,
he always wants to get back to .ome -- even in paris >> showing was this farmer boy's first love. golf is a new love. only with fish stories does ike exercise a fisherman's right to stretch the truth the little. golly, you should see the one that got away -- three feet long. heif you ask eisenhower why dedicated his life to the service of america instead of retiring to take it easy on his little farm, he will point to a picture of this baby and he will tell you -- >> i want my grandson and yours to grow up in a free america. he is proud of his grandchildren.
there are three of them know. -- there are three of them now. in old-fashioned america, admired and the rest of the world. >> the french love liberty. under himmler, they tasted slavery. ike liberated. and we cross the english channel. the people of battered london who would never yield to the blitz surrendered with a cheer to ike. tookr every londoner who one of my soldiers into his home, i will say you always have my profound gratitude. >> churchill spoke for all history to remember.
gentlemen, you will listen to the words of our great commander -- [cheering] >> a man who has proved not only his capacity to organize and regulate the movement around him , but has shown a capacity for making great nations march together. more than they ever have before. >> and so, i cans and conquered britain. san cocao, a kansan
britain. a great guy who understands that watching belongs not to a president, what i people. >> i stand before federal .awmakers of our great republic the great cause of our political life in a symbol of the american heritage. >> and now watch what a country boy can do to the biggest city in the world, new york. >> watch the women. watch the young people. >> watch them flock to cheer for mister american.
>> new york simply cannot do and to a kansas farmer boy keep its reputation for sophistication. that's another thing, mr. mayor, that impressed me very much. reason.he one individual, one of the war. our nasty job is done. one nasty job is finished. -- the crusadeob in europe will be remembered by 3 million americans who fought there to keep the war from coming here. these americans will never the allied as
leader, eisenhower was a five-star g.i., a soldier with his men, as well as a statesman was a match even for churchill. citizenmander, a soldier who knows the brutality of war, a man who hates war. >> from another general, macarthur, eisenhower learned about asia. the man picked for that tough job was eisenhower for his achievements, not political promises. americans know the promise of eisenhower. >> the american system rests on the rights and dignity of the individual. the success depends on the personal, individual responsibility of the states'
welfare as a whole. no citizen or soldier can assume your responsibilities. toe democracy will cease exist. a united american citizens or he -- citizenry is the mightiest force the world has seen. to mikeead the world and justice and to peace. >> out of uniform as president of columbia, eisenhower warned the war must be fought on every front. in today's struggle, no free institution can be -- almost be joined in democratic citizenship. there will be no distortion of any subject that merits a place in this university's curriculum.
the facts of communism shall be taught here. it's ideological development. message.tical it's probable course in the future. the truth about communism is today and indispensable requirements if the true values of our system are to be properly assessed. >> just as i am a student with you, so you are a soldier with me. because it you are here, fundamentally to prepare yourselves to make this country a greater and better place for yourselves, your children, and
all who may come after you. if we are going to have better , better everything for the 140 million people who make up america, then each of us has a responsibility to defend with his life the liberties, the rights that have brought all these things about and allowed us to enjoy them. >> by contrast, communism in flames. given this new threat to the free world, eisenhower led another crusade in europe, this time to wage east and prevent a war. to keep them from daring to start another war. this new force for freedom is nato, 14 nations strong. ♪
stretching from norway to greece and turkey. >> we here, representatives of many nations, work day by day constantly with these intricate and difficult problems. we have absolute faith that you can do the job. of course you can do the job. all that is necessary is that each country remember that it's -- that its own self-interest is served best -- the task must have first priority. we require faith, self-confidence, devotion, tenacity, always tenacity.
in this atomic age and times far more explosive than anything in lincoln's day, the world is divided once more, half slave half free. where is the leader who can inspire americans? a leader who can and that war with victory and prevent its spread into a bigger war? where is the leader in america who can sustain and inspire our allies already fighting the common enemy. in this age of hate and violence, the communists stir up riots that rip through the cities of europe. this one in italy. the reds rile the people. where is there a leader with the skill and tenacity to teach the enemy to call each other neighbor again? who can end the violence abroad and here at home too? who can unite instead of divide this nation? at a time where 80% of every american's budget dollar goes in defense of our freedom, where is
the man of experience who can get the most security for every military dollar? enlighten the staggering burden of taxes, which could bankrupt americans. who is the one man stalin most respects and fears as the leader of the united energies of this free nation? instinctive americans know the answer. divided people thought lincoln centuries ago and we think -- decades ago, and we think eisenhower now. from every horizon, from women and youth, farms and factories, even from democrats who place principle above party, for all the people of america mister american dwight david eisenhower.
announcer: next on american reel america, a film detailing the accomplishments of jfk's first term serving the people of massachusetts as a democrat. senator kennedy won reelection that year with about 73% of the vote. >> we present the united states senator john f. kennedy's story. ♪ >> this is washington, d.c. -- official capital of the united states, unofficial capital of the free world, or the people of